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Feature for agents: Share booking information with designated Collaborators

 

Invite Optune users and non-users alike to view the details of a booking. Simply select or enter their contact info, choose what you want them to see, and send them a secret link. 

20

NOVEMBER

 2019

Feature for agents: Export booking and contact information!

 

Hit the Export CSV button and download excel files with all of your booking and contact info in a neat spreadsheet. Easily share it with collaborators!

08

NOVEMBER

 2019

Improvement for agents: Massive performance update!

 

Our programmers have been working hard to bring you a much faster, more dynamic Agency Solution. Try it and see for yourself!

08

NOVEMBER

 2019

Improvement for agents: Language selector for widgets

 

Agents can now choose to have their Booking Request and Upcoming Gigs widgets in either English or German.

08

NOVEMBER

 2019

Feature for artists: Export booking and contact information!

 

Hit the Export CSV button and download excel files with all of your booking and contact info in a neat spreadsheet. Easily share it with collaborators!

08

NOVEMBER

 2019

Feature for artists: Onescreener website creator

 

With just a few clicks, build a slick site that instantly shows your fans and bookers your most important information.

19

SEPTEMBER

 2019

Feature for artists: Create contracts and offers (and templates for each)

 

Artists who opt for the "PRO" account can now easily create customized contracts and offer sheets for their bookings.

19

SEPTEMBER

 2019

Improvement for booking agents: Schedule rearrangement 

 

Drag-and-drop items to rearrange the schedule in the booking overview.

19

JULY

 2019

Improvement for booking agents: Language selector for invoices

 

Agents can choose the language on the contract and invoice between German and English.

19

JULY

 2019

Improvement for booking agents: Currency calculation

 

Deals with different currencies are now recalculated to your base currency and added up to the total.

19

JULY

 2019

Improvement for booking agents: Cross out function for the contract editor

 

It’s now possible to cross out text passages on the contract.

19

JULY

 2019

Improvement for booking agents: Change your start screen

 

Agents can now select between dashboard or bookings as start screen.

19

JULY

 2019

Improvement for booking agents: Booking request time stamps

 

Every booking request now has a time stamp.

19

JULY

 2019

Improvement for artists: Schedule play times in quick add booking

 

In the quick add booking you can now schedule the play times.

19

JULY

 2019

Improvement for artists: New artists type category

 

“Electronic live act” added as category to specify your artist type.

19

JULY

 2019

Feature for artists: Updated Public Profile Page

 

We've created a new and better functioning Public Profile Page layout. The simple-yet-sleek design provides all the necessary artist information, drawing potential bookers and locking down deals for you. 

04

JUNE

 2019

Feature for artists: New DIY website creator, Onescreener

 

As if providing a free bookings management tool for artists wasn't enough, our development team has taken service to another level by launching the new Onescreener site. Artists can now design a simple, sexy one-page website that includes key information, and which can be assigned to a custom URL. 

04

JUNE

 2019

Improvement for artists: Change fonts and colours on the Booking Request form

 

When you're embedding the Booking Request form into your website, you can now customize the colours and fonts so that it blends well with the overall aesthetic. In a few simple steps, you can change that Comic Sans into Arial, or that Ruby Red to Go Green. 

04

JUNE

 2019

Feature for artists: Booking Request form

 

Generate a link to, and/or embed into your website, a digital form for bookers. They fill it out, send it back, and you get booked! If you're connected with an agency, your agent will receive the requests directly, and if not, you'll receive all notifications of potential deals. 

04

JUNE

 2019

Feature for artists: Wizards to customize the Upcoming Gigs widget and the Booking Request form

 

We've created an Upcoming Gigs Wizard and a Booking Request Form Wizard, both of which you can access under your Artist Profile page (Public Webpages/ Calendar Feeds card). Each wizard allows you to adjust the look of the widget and form, and gives you more control over how best to integrate them while keeping your artist brand in mind.

04

JUNE

 2019

Improvement for booking agents: Customize the Booking Request form

 

When you're embedding the Booking Request form into an artist's website, you can now customize the colours and fonts so that it blends well with the overall aesthetic. In a few simple steps, you can change that Comic Sans into Arial, or that Ruby Red to Go Green. 

03

JUNE

 2019

Feature for artists: Get seen and booked on our new platform OnStage

 

An Artist Search Engine that allows bookers to instantly access a database of Optune-connected performing artists like live bands, DJ's, comedians and solo acts. Clicking on an artist in the search leads the booker to that artist's Public Profile Page which includes upcoming and past gig listings, links to their socials, a Booking Request button and more. We've made it easier to get more gigs, and we don't take a commission!

04

JUNE

 2019

Feature for booking agents: Updated Public Profile Page for artists

 

We've created a new and better functioning Public Profile Page layout. The simple-yet-sleek design provides all the necessary information about the artist, drawing potential bookers and locking down deals for you and your talent. 

03

JUNE

 2019

Feature for booking agents: Get your artists seen and booked on our new platform OnStage

 

An Artist Search Engine that allows bookers to instantly access a database of Optune-connected performing artists like live bands, DJ's, comedians and solo acts. Clicking on an artist in the search leads the booker to that artist's Public Profile Page which includes upcoming and past gig listings, links to their socials, a Booking Request button and more. We've made it easier to get more gigs, and we don't take a commission!

03

JUNE

 2019

Improvement for booking agents: New mobile booking preview

 

When you access your Optune account from your mobile, you're now given a preview of each booking. Just click on a booking and a window appears showing you the key details including date, venue, deal, contacts and schedule information. You can also access the full booking details (and edit them) by selecting the Full Booking button at the bottom of the preview. 

03

JUNE

 2019

Improvement for booking agents: Easily see last month's bookings 

 

You no longer have to wait for your past bookings to load. We've reconfigured the system so that all of your bookings load automatically, granting you quick access to refer to the details of those past dates. Just scroll up on your gig listings!

03

JUNE

 2019

Feature for booking agents: Two wizards to customize the Upcoming Gigs widget and the Booking Request form

 

Our development team has kindly created an Upcoming Gigs Wizard and a Booking Request Form Wizard, both of which you can access under the Artist Profile page (Public Webpages/ Calendar Feed tab). Each wizard allows you to adjust the look of the widget and form, and gives you more control over how best to integrate them while keeping your artist's brand in mind.

03

JUNE

 2019

Feature for artists: New quick-glance Booking Preview

 

Now, when you click on a booking from either your desktop or smartphone, a Booking Preview (pop-up window) will appear. This is a neatly organized summary of your booking that prioritizes the booking details so you can access the key information more quickly. To see and adjust the full booking, simply click "Edit". 

04

APRIL

 2019

Improvement for booking agents: Artist-specific Booking Request forms

 

If you’d like to send a Booking Request form to a promoter regarding a particular artist, simply go to the artist’s profile in your agency account and copy/paste the Booking Request Website URL or the Widget Embed Code, and send it off. The artist’s name now appears at the top of the request form, setting it apart from the general agency form.

29

MARCH

 2019

Improvement for booking agents: Setting mandatory fields on the Booking Request form

 

Perhaps you would like to set the Fee Offer or Company name as mandatory information fields on your Booking Request form (they will appear in red, and the form cannot be sent until these fields are completed). To set particular fields as mandatory, please contact us at Optune, and we’ll gladly make the change for you.

29

MARCH

 2019

Improvement for booking agents: Page Break feature in contracts and offers

 

We’ve added another handy design element to the formatting toolbar. When you’re creating contracts or offers, you can now add page breaks wherever you see fit. Simply hit Preview or Print during the creation process, and determine what information appears on which page.

29

MARCH

 2019

Improvement for booking agents and artists: New Publish button for bookings

 

No matter what the status is of your booking (Pending, Confirmed, etc.), you can now publish it. The new Publish button allows you to share a booking or to keep it visible only within Optune. When published, it’s shown in your artist’s Public Feed, and therefore in their Public Calendar, Facebook Upcoming Shows tab and Public Gig Website.

29

MARCH

 2019

Feature for artists: Quick Add booking from calendar

 

In addition to the regular function of adding a new, full booking and it’s details, you now have the option to Quick Add a new booking from your calendar. Just click on a date, select the Quick Add Booking button, and fill in the basic information about the booking. This feature is perfect for keeping track of things while on the road. 

29

MARCH

 2019

Improvement for booking agents and artists: Customizable placeholder for unassigned hashtags

 

When you're creating contracts, offers and invoices, you can now set a placeholder (words or characters) that will take the place of empty hashtags. The placeholder, when previewing your documents, also acts a reminder that you must add specific information to your booking overview in order for the hashtag to be replaced by it. 

20

FEBRUARY

 2019

Improvement for booking agents and artists: Booking-specific contacts

 

We've now given you a button that reads: "Contact for individual bookings only. Do NOT add to general contact list". You'll find this when you add or edit a contact, and it will keep those contacts related to a specific booking OUT of your greater contact database. Better organization, better workflow! 

20

FEBRUARY

 2019

Improvement for booking agents and artists: Add a separate billing address to contacts and invoices

 

Sometimes the company to which you're sending an invoice has a billing address that differs from their company address. Now you can add a separate billing address to your contacts, and this address will appear when you generate an invoice for a booking. 

20

FEBRUARY

 2019

Improvement for booking agents and artists: New #eventTitle hashtag

 

When you're creating contracts, offers or invoices, you can now add the name of the event to them by using the hashtag #eventTitle. 

20

FEBRUARY

 2019

Feature for booking agents: Private calendar feed for your agency

 

It's very easy to synchronize your personal calendar with your Optune calendar. As an agent, you can choose to synch both the Public Calendar Feed (gig info) and Private Calendar Feed (gig info + fees, etc.) to your personal calendar so that you can keep track of all facets of your bookings at all times. 

12

FEBRUARY

 2019

Improvement for artists and agents: Hide or display the "Buy Ticket" icon

 

Under the TICKETS card in the Booking Overview, you can enter a link that directs people to a ticket-purchasing site. Upon adding a link, a clickable "Buy Ticket" icon will appear beside the gig listing when it's published in the Upcoming Gigs widget. If no link is added to the Booking Overview, the icon will not appear beside the gig listing. 

12

FEBRUARY

 2019

Improvement for artists and agents: Updated private calendar feed for Google Calendar, ical, etc.

 

Rather than have the artist's full name be the first visible piece of information displayed for a booking in the private calendar feed, each booking now appears with the artist's initials followed by the event name and location. In other words, you can now see more information about a gig at a quick glance. 

12

FEBRUARY

 2019

Improvement for booking agents: New #lineup hashtag

 

When you're making your contracts, you can now use the new hashtag for the show's line-up. Each artist's name and play time will be listed as you've entered it into the Booking Overview for that particular gig. 

12

FEBRUARY

 2019

Improvement for booking agents: Today button

 

We’ve added a “Today” button at the bottom of the calendar on your Dashboard. This way, when you’re scrolling through dates for next month or year, you can quickly return to the present date with one click.

14

JANUARY

 2019

Improvement for booking agents: Customized information on your contracts and offers

 

Your Booking Overview now includes a card called “ADDITIONAL INFORMATION”. Whatever you type in here, such as info for promotional material (e.g. amount of flyers and posters to be printed for the gig), can now be brought into your contracts using our handy hashtag system.

14

JANUARY

 2019

Feature for artists and agents: Add “End Date” for bookings

 

You can set an “End Date” for gigs that span two or more consecutive dates, such as festivals or gigs that involve extensive travelling.

14

JANUARY

 2019

Feature for booking agents: Create offers

 

Along with our Contract feature, you can now create Offers as well. Enter the information using the hashtag system and format it using the toolbar just like you do with contracts. If you want to propose your artist for a particular gig, easily create a slick-looking offer sheet, send it to the potential client, then use the saved template for another gig in the future.

14

JANUARY

 2019

Improvement for booking agents: Filter through all invoices

 

If you’re looking for a particular invoice that you previously created, you can now search through the entire selection in the “Invoices” overview reachable from your drop-down menu.

14

JANUARY

 2019

Improvement for booking agents: Filter through all contracts

 

If you’re looking for a particular contract or offer that you previously created, you can now search through the entire selection in the “Contracts and Offers” overview reachable from your drop-down menu.

14

JANUARY

 2019

Improvement for booking agents: Same contact for different categories

 

When you’re entering contacts to a specific booking from the Booking Overview, you’re now able to choose the same contact name for the “Promoter”,  “Artist Care” or “Other” contacts. The same name will appear as the contact for each of those categories when viewed in your Itinerary Overview or contracts.

14

JANUARY

 2019

14

JANUARY

 2019

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